Spanish king forced to apologize in wake of African elephant hunting junket [PRI]
Spanish King Juan Carlos addressed his people for the first time since a fall on Wednesday, saying he felt better and is hoping to resume his duties again soon. Then, looking contrite, he apologized. “I’m sorry,” he said. “I made a mistake. It won’t happen again.” The king was referring to his Botswana elephant-hunting junket, paid for by a wealthy Saudi national who lives in Spain. But Juan Carlos didn’t say for what exactly he was sorry. Whether for going on the trip to begin with, or for hunting elephants in particular, he wasn’t clear. He’s come under fire for both.
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